May 11, 2017
Kente Gentlemen tells a compelling story of romance and elegance through fashion, photography, creative writing and art direction while presenting a dobale (gesture of respect) to the socio-cultural heritage of continental and diasporan Africans. Once again, Gifted54, in its quest to promote and encourage initiatives aiming at empowering our continent is proud to introduce a multifaceted brand whose striking visuals and concept illustrate and celebrate the beauty, complexity and meanings of West African fabric. Aristide Loua Jr., Founder and Art Director of Kente Gentlemen, a young Ivorian with a cultural background worthy of a diasporan African, gives us an insight into the vision and ethic of ‘KG’. In addition, he tells us about his passions, what inspired him to create this sartorial brand and how he as a maths geek became obsessed with culture.